Cheyenne of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 22,900

ROP3 Code: 102083
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Cheyenne - (chy)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: United States

Status of Christianity


No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 4

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Majority Located Where

  Oklahoma City, OK - 1,700

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The majority of Cheyenne people are two federally recognized groups: Southern Cheyenne, numbering over 12,000 who are enrolled in the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes in Oklahoma, and the Northern Cheyenne, numbering over 10,000 who are enrolled in the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana.

Many Cheyenne continue to converse with one another in the Cheyenne language even though they also may speak fluent English. Cheyenne alphabet contains 14 letters. The Cheyenne language is one of the larger Algonquian-language group.

Christian missionary activity has been continuous among the Cheyenne for a century, especially the Mennonites and Catholics. Today there is a variety of religious beliefs and expressions including Christianity and the American Indian church, although Sacred Arrows (Mahuts) and the Medicine Hat (Isiwun) remain the most venerated sacred objects.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the gospel to continue to spread among Cheyenne people.
  • Pray for God to raise up Christian leaders from within the Cheyenne community to work in the harvest.
  • Pray for Christians in the Cheyenne community to start new churches and ministries.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
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Displaying 1-4 of 4 results.
StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesLame Deer MT2,500
United StatesEl RenoOklahoma CityOK1,700
United StatesSt Ignatius MT100
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100